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Currently, the county has recorded 85 per cent transition from Class Eight to Form One against the national target of 100 per cent.Up to 1,052,364 candidates sat Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination last year.
From these, Langa Langa admitted 342 up from 248 enrolled last year, moving it from a four-stream school to a five-stream. The school has 1,048 students taught by 35 Government-paid teachers and urgently requires a new classroom, desks and chairs.
At Nakuru High School, the dining hall has been converted into a dormitory to accommodate at least 30 Form One students as the institution’s alumni seeks funds to put up a new 150-capacity boarding facility.
Up to 290 students were selected to join Form One at the school through the National Education Management Information System. An additional 30 learners were approved for admission by the Ministry of Education.“Our school does not have an issue with high intake. Learners who did not secure accommodation at the dormitory reside in an extended room at the dining hall,” said the school’s principal Mike Yator.
The school currently has 1,200 students, taught by 70 teachers, 62 employed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), four on teaching practice and four paid by parents. Immense pressureThe chairman of Kenya Schools Heads Association (KESHA), Nakuru branch Fredrick Mbuthia said the 100 per cent transition policy had put immense pressure on teaching facilities and could hamper the quality of learning in public secondary schools.“The ministry did not plan in advance how to handle the increase in admissions.
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